Mask-clad students gather in the courtyard of their school in the northeastern city of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region. Feb. 7, 2021. Photo by Shwan Mohammed / AFP)
SULAIMANI – Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Education said public and private schools will reopen on Sunday (May 16) after Eid al-Fitr following new evaluations of the state of the pandemic in the Kurdistan Region by Committee to Combat Coronavirus.
Students from all grades except twelfth will take classes three days a week, the ministry of education said urging schools to abide by health precautionary measures.
On March 10, the Committee to Combat Coronavirus decided to halt in-classroom education for universities, schools and institutes until April 12, except for examinations.
On March 10, the anti-coronavirus task force decided to halt in-classroom education and switch to online education for universities, schools and institutes, except for examinations, the twelfth grades were excluded.
On Friday, Kurdistan Region’s health ministry logged 320 new coronavirus cases, seven new deaths and 1,014 recoveries.
Overall, there have been 159,890 officially-logged cases. Out of that, 142,321 have recovered and 4,144 have died.
The Kurdistan Region recorded the first coronavirus cases on March 1 last year and the cases were climbing before declining to just few tens.